How do I change my LinkedIn profile without notifying connections?
How to update LinkedIn without notifying your connections? Is it possible? It is, you just need to tamper with the settings of your profile. LinkedIn is a business-based social platform with more than 840 million users, who are regularly updating their profiles. It is a must, for the very nature of this platform and every one of us must update our profiles. The problem occurs when every one of your connections gets notified about every change in your LinkedIn profile, every time you do it.
For example, one of my friends has a real problem with her profile pictures and she might change them three to four times in one week or another client of mine keeps changing his job and he keeps updating his profile. How do I know? LinkedIn notifies me that Elena K.R changed her profile photo or Leonardo Poli added a job to his experience.
It doesn’t seem that important, most people don’t even notice them. But what if you have a huge number of connections and get spammed by their changes every day? I might miss some important notifications in the middle of these update notifications. You don’t really want to spam your connections, do you? Also, most of us don’t like everyone to know what changed in our life, what we did or going to do. On the other hand, it is very important to update your LinkedIn profile to reach your goal (doesn’t really matter what it is, job finding, lead generation, mentor finding, etc.). So you need to find a way to update your LinkedIn without notifying other people.
Update LinkedIn without notifying
Since LinkedIn has this tendency of showing changes in our profile to our connections, we need a way to hide them, is that possible? Thankfully, it is possible. LinkedIn is one of the most popular social platforms in the world and it also is one of the safest ones. Users have very wide control over almost everything in their profile. Hiding the profile updates is one of them. How?
- Log into your account
- Click on ‘Me’
- Select ‘Setting & Privacy’
- In the page that you are redirected to, select the ‘Visibility’ tab
- Scroll down to see ‘Share profile updates with your network’
- Click on the arrow in front of it
- You will see a message that asks “Should we notify your network of key profile changes (such as new job, education, certificate, profile video) and work anniversaries?” and a toggle
- Toggle it off to stop LinkedIn from sending the notifications
The method on the app is also the same. Just open the LinkedIn app on your mobile, tap on the left top corner of the LCD, tap on the setting, tap on ‘visibility’, and toggle off this option.
Imagine that you want to change your job. The first step is to optimize your profile to look more professional and appealing to recruiters. But at the same time, you need to know how to update LinkedIn without notifying your boss, managers, colleagues, etc. Thankfully, LinkedIn made it possible to control whether people should be notified about your profile updates. All you need to do is to toggle off the notification. So move on and hide those updates.